My last echo was good (I have had cardiomyopathy for five years) except for a new finding - small pericardial effusion- .What is this and is it anything to be concerned about. I have no different symptons. Thanks.
In general, a small pericardial effusion is nothing to worry about. The pericardium is a sac that surrounds the heart. It normal has a small amount of fluid (about 30-40 cc's) that serves as a lubricant. We see small effusions in normal hearts often.
I hope this helps. good luck and thanks for posting.
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